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Identify the odd word out

In this worksheet, students will identify the word that doesn’t fit in with the rest.

'Identify the odd word out' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Word Relationships

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity you need to be a good spotter, so let’s focus! Are you ready?  


Which is the odd one out of these words?

Walk Run Sprint Sit



Did you say sit?

This is because all of the others are types of movement and the word sit is not.


Let’s try another:

Which word would be the odd one out here?

neigh   purr   nod   bleat


Did you say nod?

This is because all the other words are sounds that animals make.

Here is a list of animals and the sounds that they make:


 Animal  Sound
 Bear   Growl
 Horse   Neigh
 Goat   Bleat
 Duck   Quack


Can you try and make these noises? It might help you to remember them!


Let’s try one more:

Which word is the odd one out?

Potato   Onion   Book   Cauliflower


Did you say book?

This is because all the other words are the names of vegetables that grow in the ground.


Now, it’s time for you to track down the odd words out! Good luck!

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